The Best NFL Players From North Carolina

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Vote up the top pro football players born or raised in North Carolina

Here's a list of the best NFL players from North Carolina! Whether they're from Charlotte, Raleigh, or even Greensboro, football players from North Carolina have left their stamp on the NFL. Even some of the players from the Tar Heel state who aren't in the Hall of Fame yet have proven to be some of the best football players of all time.

Vote for who you think are the top NFL players from North Carolina and add any of your favorites missing from the list!

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  • Julius Peppers
    1
    Wilson, North Carolina
    171 votes
    • Age: 43
    • Teams: North Carolina Tar Heels football, Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers
    Julius Frazier Peppers (born January 18, 1980) is a former American football defensive end. He played college football at North Carolina, where he was recognized as a unanimous All-American, and was ...more
  • Torry Holt
    2
    Gibsonville, North Carolina
    111 votes
    • Age: 46
    • Teams: NC State Wolfpack football, St. Louis Rams, New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars
    Torry Jabar Holt (born June 5, 1976) is a former professional American football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. He was named to the Pro Bowl ...more
  • Keenan Allen
    3

    Keenan Allen

    Greensboro, North Carolina
    114 votes
    • Age: 30
    • Teams: Los Angeles Chargers
    Keenan Alexander Allen (born April 27, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the California ...more
  • Jimmy Graham
    4
    Goldsboro, North Carolina
    109 votes
    • Age: 36
    • Teams: Chicago Bears
    Jimmy Graham (born November 24, 1986) is an American football tight end for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played only one year of college football at Miami, after ...more
  • Jaire Alexander
    5
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    83 votes
    • Teams: Green Bay Packers
    Jaire Zakar Alexander (born February 9, 1997) is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisville, and was ...more
  • Mario Williams
    6
    Richlands, North Carolina
    75 votes
    • Age: 38
    • Teams: NC State Wolfpack football, Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans
    Mario Jerrel Williams (born January 31, 1985) is a former American football defensive end. He played college football for North Carolina State University, and was selected first overall by the ...more